Internalization and trafficking assay for Drosophila larvae
Department of Neurobiology; Budnik Lab; Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience Program
Medical Subject Headings
Animals; Biological Assay; Drosophila melanogaster; *Endocytosis; Fluorescein-5-isothiocyanate; Larva; Protein Transport
Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Over the last two decades, the Drosophila larval neuromuscularjunction has gained immense popularity as a model system forthe study of synaptic development, function, and plasticity.With this model, it is easy to visualize synapses and manipulatethe system genetically with a high degree of temporal and spatialcontrol, which makes it ideal for resolving problems in synapticphysiology and development. This protocol describes an assaythat can be used for observing the cycling of transmembraneproteins at the plasma membrane and their trafficking withincells when there are antibodies available that bind cell-surfaceepitopes in vivo.
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Citation: Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2010 Aug 1;2010(8):pdb.prot5472. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5472.
Cold Spring Harbor protocols
Ramachandran, Preethi and Budnik, Vivian, "Internalization and trafficking assay for Drosophila larvae" (2010). GSBS Student Publications. 1701.